NZ abortion figures reach 500,000 mark

Bernard Moran

The number of babies aborted since the Contraception, Sterilisation and Abortion Act was implemented in 1974 reached half a million in the first quarter of the year — equivalent to the population of 14 New Zealand cities.

Bernard Moran

Bernard Moran

Voice for Life president Bernard Moran said this sad milestone has real socio-economic consequences for the country.
“Abortion is a private choice, but it has very public consequences. The most immediate consequence is that we have an ageing population and we’ve lost 500,000 of our young people,” he said.
Mr Moran said those who were aborted in 1974 would be about 42 years old today. “Most of those lives lost in the older group would be married and have families,” he said. “If they were allowed to live, they would be young people today.”
He said the opposition talks about raising the age of superannuation now to 67 or 68, because the taxpayer base has been hollowed out.
“That’s on purely economic terms, but it’s a real consequence of this,” he said.
He said there are more humane options, but the government and the medical profession had opted for the easy solution.
He said their post-abortion counsellors often hear from women that they had been rushed into the decision and not been presented with other options.
“Or if they were presented with alternatives, the alternatives were not presented in a positive way,” Mr Moran added.
Most of the women who talked to Voice for Life counsellors said they felt that they had no choice but to lose their babies though abortion. Mr Moran said there is a lot of coercion, too, coming from unsupportive boyfriends and families.
Mr Moran said Voice for Life will mark the sad milestone with an advertising campaign that would show the map of New Zealand and cities with populations that will add up to about 500,000.

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  1. John says

    Islam on current trends is about to take over.
    With a fast of one whole month, prayer five times a day, less divorces, and intolerance to alcohol, its stands stronger than several other religious folk.

    It will, say some staticians, soon change the status quo of several European countries.
    By 2027, ten years away, France, with one in five Frenchmen will be Muslim. Germany will be a Muslim state by 2025.

    This is because of the birth rate.

    France has 1.8 children per family, while Muslims have 8.1. In Southern France there are more mosques than churches.

    By 2025 one third of all European children will be born to Muslim families. There are places in France where only Sharia applies, and where police do not go. The Cologne business has woken up several UK folk and particularly mothers who want their daughters to be safe.

    The reality is that the birth rate of Christianity is not where it was yesterday, and Catholic representation needs to look at what it is actually about. Families that were six or more, once made the difference.

    The Catholic church has now reported that Islam has just surpassed their membership numbers.

    THE moral failure in society today is the “plague of death”- abortion- that is a direct result of the motion passed within the Humanist movement, and inversely proportional to the presence of the mystic. The absence of the mystic is the failure of faith in Catholicism. That is entirely fixable. But for that to happen, a complete change of heart is necessary in Catholic circles. And Social justice is not the antithesis of Secular Humanism.
    Mysticism is…

    When the Eucharist is placed into a “granny flat”, deliberately impersonalised, given less and less importance, faith is diluted, lost, and the FIRST casualities are youth. There are over a hundred miracles of the Eucharist. They could easily find their way into Catholic news, into schools and colleges.
    In Lanciano there is a sign on the footpath “Eucharistico Miracolo”. Fifty metres away is a church with the permenent miracle.
    No backward in coming forward here.
    Every passer-by knows.
    And in the large basilica in Fatima, a plinth in 2008, with “Silencio”.
    No idle chatter inside either.
    Can this be replicated?

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